Turnstone Global is not for profit voluntary Organisation working with relentless effort for overall improvement of human lives irrespective of age, gender, religious beliefs, cast or ethnic origin. Although the Organisation was formed and started working six decades back, it was duly registered in 1990 under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961; Registration number being S/66381 dated 20th November, 1990. The Organisation was subsequently registered under sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. The organisation is also registered under FCRA to receive donations in foreign currency. In 2014 – 2015, Turnstone Global successfully obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification in the scope of Social Service – Education, Health, Disability Care, Skill Development.
Initially, focus of the Organisation was Visual Impairment. However, experience at ground level revealed that in addition to suffering from visual impairment, the same person may suffer from multiple disabilities. To address development needs of such persons, it is essential to provide the much needed support to them in other types of disability they suffer from. Thus in addition to Visual Impairment, gradually development of people suffering from other types of disability were also accommodated in the Organisation’s programmes.